Friday, 27 April 2012

Happy Bird Day

Time for our next stamp set from Creative Expressions and this time around we are using BIRDS A5 stamp plate by Sam Poole.
I decided on a tag this week using an inky background. I applied Distress Stains wild honey, spiced marmalade and picket fence to my craft sheet and then swiped my tag through the ink, reapplying until I was happy with the coverage. I then added a little fired brick distress stain to my craft sheet and dabbed my tag into the ink. Machine stitchine was then added to the outside edge for a little more interest.
I stamped the bird house onto the tag with coffee Archival Ink adding a little dimension to the heart. I cut a heart from white card and added Distress Stains as before but adding more spiced marmalade this time around. A little faux stitching was added to the outside edge and I then stamped my bird and branch with coffee Archival Ink. I stamped the bird a second time for a little dimension.
I stamped the heart from the bird house twice onto white card and coloured with Distress Stains and added to my tag. For more interest I added a band to the bottom of my tag stamped the swirl and little bird, coloured with Distress Inks and then spritzed with water, adding fired brick ink to the edges.
I stamped the flying birds to the top of my tag and added the sentiment "Happy Bird Day".

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

15 comments:

Hermine said...

Gorgeous tag!

Netty said...

Beautifully designed tag and loving those fab colours. x

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag and gorgeous colours! Hugs trace x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design and colour range and love the heart with the bird on it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BD tag, love the added stitching!

Michelle Webb said...

Great colours I love the way you have inked your tag with splashes and distress inks. Michelle x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous tag Tracy, the colours are gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend! xx

Barb Cady said...

This is a happy sunny tag Tracy! Have to say it's a photo finish between us as to who ordered those distress inks the fastest! Can't wait to see what you do with yours. Have a lovely weekend...sshhhh...I'm off to see the Harry Potter studios tomorrow! I'm a big kid really xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your tag Tracy, especially your color choices. Bravo! Yvonne

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Lovely biddy tag Tracy. Great background. I have used very similar colours for my first project which I will post later. Have a good weekend.
Siobhan x

Elaine said...

Very pretty tag Tracy well done Hugs Elaine

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Tracy, love how you have used this stamp kit! Kim

Suzanne C said...

Very tweet! love the inky heart and background!

hazel said...

A tag lovely tag Tracy, fabulous colour.
xxx Hazel.

sue law said...

I'm loving your bird tag, the colours are great and I like the way you have layered it up to get dimension!
Suex